About the Event
Executive Director of the LIGO Project
The first direct detections of gravitational waves in late 2015 were made possible by a forty year experimental campaign to design, build, and operate LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. These detections were remarkable in that they were the first ever direct measurements of gravitational waves and the first observations of two black holes merging to form a new larger black hole. In this talk, LIGO Executive Director David Reitze will cover the remarkable technology behind the interferometers that made the detections as well as the detections and their astrophysical implications.
About the Speaker
6:00 p.m. – Cash-bar reception
6:30 p.m. – Dinner, followed by Presentation
9:00 p.m. – Event concludes
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Deadline to RSVP: Thursday, October 6, 2016
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